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Vol 4, Number 2 | February 05
spark volume 3 - finally shipping!
spark 3 is shipping!
Easter Resources
Training Opportunity
Monthly Media Download
T-shirts for volunteer media teams
New article
spark volume 3
Apparel is Here
Believe it or not, our long-awaited new collection of worship graphics is finally shipping! Click here to check out this new CD-ROM containing 30 complete sets of worship graphics. Drop the flattened images directly into your favorite worship presentation software, or learn how you can customize spark images for your own church using our layered Photoshop files.

As a way to celebrate the release of spark 3, we will continue to offer it at the reduced price of $40 between now and Monday, Feb 21. Click here to learn more. In addition, pre-orders and all purchases between now and Monday will receive a free gift: 2 exclusive looping background videos based on spark volume 2 graphics. These loops are not available anywhere else.

Flame volume 3 is also nearing completion. We expect to have it shipping by….hmmm. We learned our lesson last fall by announcing spark 3 too soon, so we'll just say, it's shipping soon. You can continue to purchase the volume 3 bundle containing 30 sets of graphics and 10 videos for the reduced rate of $70, and we will ship you flame 3 the moment it comes out.

Spark worship graphics… high quality worship media at a price your church can afford.

Easter resources
If you liked Follow the Star, you're sure to love our new full-featured Easter resource, Beyond the Tomb. This video powerfully illustrates the Passion of Jesus from celebration to crucifixion using the nuance of silhouette, set against the storms depicted in scripture. It ends with the promise of the empty tomb, and what lies beyond.

Click here to preview the video and check out the complete list of included versions and variables. If you'd like to join the pre-order list, sign up to be notified the day this timely resource becomes available.


Maybe you need Easter media yesterday. If so, then check out our two Easter volumes of worship media in Fresh Out of the Box. Volume 1 and Volume 4 of the series each contain 10 complete worship services designed around Easter scriptures, including graphics, video, movie and drama suggestions, and much more.

Also don't forget our special Tomb Tutorial, a step-by-step guide to creating an empty tomb image in Adobe Photoshop.

Media and Worship Training
We are actually sending you this month's newsletter straight from the road! This week we're wrapping up our involvement at the National Religious Broadcaster's convention in Anaheim, where we led the Church Media Boot camp. To the left we're hanging out on the expo floor. Our first experience at NRB was a very positive one and we enjoyed meeting many of you for the first time.

This coming Saturday the 19th we'll be in the Milwaukee area, then later this month we're in Arizona and Florida. Check out our schedule here:

Feb 19 Milwaukee, WI Digital Storytellers Seminar
Feb 26 Scottsdale, AZ Digital Storytellers Seminar
Mar 1-3 Melbourne, FL Institute of Preaching
Apr 16 Cleveland, OH Digital Storytellers Seminar
Apr 18 Lewes, DE Digital Storytellers Seminar
Apr 19-20 Las Vegas, NV NAB Convention
Apr 28 Joshua, TX (DFW area) Digital Storytellers Seminar
May 21 Charleston, SC Digital Storytellers Seminar
May 23-26 Charlotte, NC Inspiration Conference

We'd love for you to join with a dynamic group of church leaders from your area as we learn together about how to get past boring boardroom style PowerPoint presentations to powerful artistic experiences of God. Learn more here.
The Monthly Media Download
If you're not already aware by now, Easter is just around the corner. To help you share the Easter story, we've created an image that symbolically depicts the pain of Christ's experience--his shed blood and his crown of thorns. We call this image "Broken." As usual, with our customizable layered graphics files, you can change the name to whatever suits your church's needs best. Whatever you call it, this sobering visual interpretation is sure to cause people to connect in a visceral way with the redemptive power of the Cross.

Download this monthly media freebie here today.
Cool media team shirts and hats
One way to get your entire volunteer media team pointed in the same direction is to get them excited about doing ministry together. We designed these new t-shirts and hats to help you generate some excitement and camaraderie among your dedicated team members.

The one size fits all black flexfit hat comes with computer, sound, video and lighting logos, and the black t-shirt in short and long sleeve displays all 4 logos together.

Click here to check out options.

Media Ministry is a Sport. Look the Part.



One pastor's move to media at 2 churches
Our friend Bill Myers (the voice of Follow the Star) is a veteran leader in guiding congregations toward effective use of digital media in worship, having done it in two very different environments. In our continuing effort to equip you to do your ministry work better, we've told the story of Bill's move to media at 2 different local churches. Click here to read Bill's strategies for implementing digital media in worship. And for you gear nuts out there we've even provided descriptions of his technical setups!

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